Monument View Watercolor Painting

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Watercolor plein air  painting  10.5″ x 7.5″   
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The Italians, the people of my ancestry, are waaaaaay into sculpture and monuments. Every small village and huge city is filled with them. They honor religious figures, statesmen, artists, and fallen heroes. And they also commemorate special dates in history, such as the unification of the country or an especially victorious battle. They even name their streets after those dates!!

This small monument in an Umbrian hill town sat on the edge of a piazza near a breathtaking view of the countryside. It was created to remember the World War 1 soldiers from their small village who had not returned home. I thought it was simple and elegant (unlike some of the “over the top” memorials I’ve seen) and wanted to capture it in a watercolor sketch. I only had 20 minutes until the bus was scheduled to pick us up, so I had to work quickly, painting only my initial impression with very little detail.


This artwork was created with:
Paper: Saunders Waterford Watercolor Paper
Medium: DaVinci Watercolors

Art on the Farm

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Washtenaw Farmscape Textile Road 3   Watercolor plein air landscape painting    $425 framed
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orks.

I will be exhibiting my paintings at Art on the Farm this Sunday October 26! I will be joining a great group of fine artists and craftsmen at this annual art show and sale which has been a fixture in Washtenaw County since 2003. Please come out on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10am-4pm to enjoy the art, live music and refreshments! 12075 Island Lake Road, Dexter, Michigan.

I’ll have lots of affordable pastels and watercolors available!


This artwork was created with:
Paper: Yupo
Medium: Da Vinci Watercolors

Reaching for the Light Exhibition

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Pastel orchard painting    26 inches x 18 inches      $1100  Framed
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Very happy to be invited to participate in an innovative art exhibit curated by River Gallery! My large pastel painting, “Prussian Pears,” will be one of many plant-inspired works of art on display.

“Reaching for the Light” 
observations, lessons, mysteries of the botanical world.
An invitational, all media 2D fine art exhibition on the 4th level of the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  October 6 – December 15, 2014 

There is an Artist reception on Thursday, November, 13th, 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Stop by if you can!
Empty Easel, an online art magazine with practical advice, tips, and tutorials for creating and selling art, posted one of my articles on painting pet portraits. you can view the article here.

This artwork was created with:
Paper:
Aubergine Colourfix Pastel Paper

Medium: Rembrandt Pastels and Sennelier Pastels

Terni Valley Watercolor Painting

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Watercolor plein air cityscape painting  10″ x 7″    $250
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Deja Vu. I painted this plein air watercolor in 2014 (above) at the exact same spot in Umbria that I painted it in 2010 (below).

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Watercolor plein air cityscape painting   10.5″ x 17″    SOLD


This artwork was created with:
Paper: Saunders Waterford Watercolor Paper
Medium: DaVinci Watercolors

 

 


This artwork was created with:
Paper: Saunders Waterford Watercolor Paper
Medium: DaVinci Watercolors

In the Umbrian Hills

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Oil  landscape painting    15 x 22 inches     $500
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I was new to oil painting when I visited La Romita School of Art this year, and I was very open to learning everything I could from our teacher Nora Venturelli. I’d never tried painting a piece totally with a palette knife. She encouraged me to work in this technique in the studio from an Umbrian photo I had taken. I brazenly decided to work on a large (greenish) gessoed paper that I had brought with me. It was very freeing to be able to lay down color without worry about details. Although I haven’t painted another piece exactly this way, I did learn that the palette knife can be my friend. It has been especially helpful to use in areas where I want to add a strong, thick accent at the focal point.


This artwork was created on: Gessoed Paper
Medium: Royal Talens Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paints and Holbein Duo Aqua Water Soluble Oil Paints

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